The drought has had a number of impacts on the South Coast, ranging from higher water prices to water use restrictions.
A district which is the wholesale water supplier to water systems serving hundreds of thousands of people in the region is offering a unique incentive to save.
You can get paid to dig up your lawn, and replace it with something more drought resistant.
KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the story, from Thousand Oaks.
Click on link to listen to/download story: Turf Removal Program